Accountant II

The Administrative Office of the Court is seeking to fill the position of Accountant II.  This position currently works under the direction of the Fiscal Director and Accounting Manager in the Fiscal Services Division; is responsible for professional accounting work of average difficulty and supervisory work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs basic reconciliations of general ledger accounts against transaction queries, researched information, information provided by outside vendors, and individual transactions in electronic databases
  • Processes basic accounts payable transactions in electronic databases to pay internal and external customers accurately
  • Updates and maintains accurate account postings in electronic databases
  • Processes basic accounts receivable transactions in electronic databases to record revenue from internal and external customers
  • Processes basic accounting journal entries in electronic database to record financial transactions
  • Monitors federal and third party, grant and program funds to ensure accurate fund results
  • Monitors reported expenditures of sub-recipients grant funds and other program funds for allowable and accurate reporting
  • Interprets basic federal and state laws, rules, and regulations for internal and external customers to facilitate compliance
  • Interprets basic departmental rules and regulations for external customers to explain program parameters
  • Interprets basic departmental rules and regulations for external customers to explain program parameters
  • Gathers account information from internal and external customers to update and maintain accurate account postings, support transactions, and perform reconciliations
  • Conducts basic research in electronic applications, paper files, and interpersonally to gather data for processing transactions
  • Runs queries in electronic databases to provide information for accounting and management analyses
  • Communicates with supervisors, co-workers, and/or subordinates using multiple mediums to effectively relay work related information
  • Designs simple electronic spreadsheets for internal departmental use to facilitate accounting work
  • Manages long term projects to ensure timely completion of project milestones under the direction of assigned supervisor
  • Prioritizes daily tasks to meet deadlines and facilitate efficient task completion
  • Solves basic problems related to customer billing based on reporting and research
  • Records basic financial transactions in electronic databases, spreadsheets, and forms
  • Communicates with external customers regarding basic issues with financial transactions
  • Communicates with external customers to request additional documentation as needed
  • Runs accounting queries as required to identify incomplete transactions
  • Fields customer service calls to answer account related inquiries
  • Reviews work correspondence on a daily basis to ensure timely response
  • Files work related documentation to ensure accurate and timely record keeping
  • Enters data using keyboard into electronic database to create and update accurate financial transactions
  • Operates basic office equipment including but not limited to copiers, scanners, faxes, and calculators
  • Performs related work as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, and/or a related field.  Must have earned at least thirty-six quarter hours in accounting and experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional accounting or auditing work.  A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation or CPA candidate is preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Competencies:

  • Time management; perseverance; customer focus; ethics and values; confidentiality; listening; decision quality; problem solving; intellectual horsepower; planning; and organization

Knowledge:

  • Intermediate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; intermediate knowledge of Edison, the state‚Äôs accounting system; intermediate knowledge of Excel; basic knowledge of mathematics (arithmetic); basic knowledge of business administration and management principles; basic knowledge of customer service procedures; basic knowledge of law and government as it pertains to compliance and reporting; basic knowledge of personnel and human resources as it relates to supervision; basic knowledge of clerical office procedures; and basic knowledge of computer operations

Skills:

  • Active learning and listening; instruction; sound judgement and decision making; reading comprehension; time management; problem solving; and service orientation

Abilities:

  • Deductive and inductive reasoning; mathematical reasoning; oral comprehension and expression; problem sensitivity; and written comprehension and expression.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location: Nashville
Department: Fiscal Services
Position Available: June 1, 2022
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit an Application for Employment in PDF, a resume, and three professional references by email to human.resources@tncourts.gov.  The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Please note that applicants will only receive communication regarding submissions if selected for an interview.

For more information: please email: human.resources@tncourts.gov